Once again, the Supreme Court of the United States of America has made a terrible decision. Are you surprised? You shouldn't be. They have a history of making very poor decisions. Sure, they make some good, constitutionally sound decisions, but every once in a while they make decisions that make one scratch one's head. The recent decision on the personal mandate on so called Obamacare is such a decision. It has left more questions than answers. It has widened a divide that has been growing since this poorly worded and even more poorly thought out legislation was passed.
There were many who thought that a reversal of this legislation was in
the bag. They were hopeful this unconstitutional, job killing, business
ending burden on the American people would be struck down. That hope was
killed much like the hope that Obama would actually bring viable
positive change to this country died in less than a year after he was
elected. But, as I said, the decision of the Supreme Court did not
surprise me. What did surprise me is who sided with those who think
government can dictate to individuals what they can and cannot buy in
the marketplace. Chief Justice Roberts, who was supposed to be loyal to
the Constitution, has wiped out years of principle and shown that he no
longer has any fealty to that document.
I wonder about Justice John Roberts' change of heart. Could he have been
paid off? Could he have been somehow blackmailed? Could he have been
threatened? Could powerful entities have threatened his family? Could
his decision to help shred the Constitution be politically motivated?
Could he be under pressure by powers greater than his to destroy the
spirit of the Constitution and the founding documents? Why him? Why not
one of the other so called "conservative" justices that would be more
likely to lean toward socialistic devices? Is there some greater plan
here to make Obama's insurance scheme (designed by Romney) look more
acceptable to conservatives?
Is my paranoia showing through again? Have I stepped over some line by
asking such questions? Why is it so many are so scared to investigate
such questions? We all know that behemoth international corporations
have taken over governments and are maneuvering to destroy all
competition, right? Insurance companies are some of the richest, most
powerful corporations in the world, right? Are we in denial as to who is
really in control here? Do we really believe that the Supreme Court is
going to side with individuals with so little power and protect their
rights? Not when there's this much money and power at stake.
Let's take a closer look at what the majority said. They made the claim
that Obamacare was constitutional because it was a tax, not a mandate.
Well, that makes me scratch my head. In the first place the whole
Obamacare debacle was not supposed to be a tax. It was supposed to be
something to help the poor afford healthcare. It is anything but that.
It was supposed to be something to force corporate insurance companies
to cover expensive procedures so that people wouldn't go bankrupt when
they got ill. It doesn't do that either. It is a boon for the insurance
companies. In fact, the insurance companies wrote the law. People who
are depending upon this law and the government to take care of them when
they get older and come down with cancer or diabetes or heart disease
or some other end of life condition are in for a rude awakening when
they go to cash in. This is not a tax, it's a mandate that penalizes you
if you try to pay a doctor directly for his services, or choose to
pursue a natural cure rather than the AMA sanctioned treatment. It is a
mandate that forces you into their system and could ultimately kill you.
In the second place, what exactly is a tax if not a mandate? Are the
judges saying that this tax is voluntary? Is it voluntary like the
income tax was supposed to be where you go to jail if you voluntarily
decide not to participate, or is it voluntary like the Social Security
tax where one finds it nearly impossible to find a job or participate in
society in general if they voluntarily decide not to participate? If
so, then why are the fees, fines and penalties put in there if you
choose not to participate? If this is a tax, then it should be an
unconstitutional tax. Regardless of the constitutionality of this kind
of program in terms of the word of the law, it most certainly should be
struck down when considering the spirit of the Constitution, the
founding documents, and the principles which are the solid foundations
upon which this nation was built.
Of course the judges on the Supreme Court hardly ever consider the
spirit of the Constitution or the other founding documents. They twist
the words of those documents into something that benefits the corporate
interests that own the government. In this case it's the very wealthy
insurance companies who stand to make billions when people decide to buy
crappy insurance they can't afford rather than pay the government
thousands in fines they can't afford for not having any insurance. It's a
sick collectivist scheme that steals money from most people at a time
of economic turmoil when they need it most for other more immediate
The Supreme Court decision has once again divided the populace rather
than uniting them. Of course this could be part of the plan. I even
heard the suggestion that Chief Justice Roberts flipped to the other
side as a political ploy to raise the ire of conservative Republican
voters in an effort to get Romney elected. I don't think Romney is the
right man to repeal Obamacare as it is his baby in the first place, but
the suggestion was nonetheless interesting and does make sense in a
twisted way. If that's the case then the Chief Justice's actions have
risen to the level of treason and the blood of the first people who die
due to "unintended" consequences of Obamacare should be on his hands.
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Congress to repeal Obamacare. We
have all seen just how much they listen to us when they decided to
bailout the "too big to fail." They don't listen to us. They listen to
their bosses with the money. Don't forget, the insurance companies are
part of the financial sector that is supposedly "too big to fail." The
only hope we have is to stop obeying.
Certainly, the states could start exercising their tenth amendment
rights and nullify the federal law, but I doubt much of that will
happen. A couple of states have made some noise to that effect, but they
more or less back down when the feds flex their muscles. It is up to us
to not consent. It is up to us to simply ignore the law and do business
directly with health practitioners. It is up to us to refuse to pay the
fines when they are levied. It will be up to grand juries to refuse to
indict and regular juries to refuse to convict those who are accused of
not having health insurance. The people will have to reverse this
monster of collectivism on their own, just like everything else, because
neither the politicians nor the judges are going to do so.
The funny thing about all this is I suppose I should be happy about this
ruling. I am, after all, a very poor man who remains unemployable and
has to scratch by as an unappreciated author/blogger. This law was meant
to help people like me. I have to laugh because I realize something.
Politicians serve one class, the corporate elite. Judges serve that same
class. That's how it's been for millennia. That's how the royalty of
old kept power. They never have and never will serve the economic class I
currently find myself in.
This nation was established in an effort to form a system that would
protect the smallest minority, the individual, from such a powerful
ruling class. When you see a law such as Obamacare upheld by the Supreme
Court you should know in your heart of hearts that such protection no
longer exists. Neither will laws like The Patriot Act and the NOAA be
overturned when they are challenged. Face it folks, the individual is
not protected by government, corporations are. Now they are protected
against the people. Now they have been given the power to tax the people
when the people don't want to do business with them, at least according
to the Supreme Court. If that doesn't make them part of the government,
I don't know what does. Your rulers, who can impose laws and taxes upon
you, are no longer elected, they are now officially those who sit on
the board of directors for international corporations.
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